This was our first time executing a project of this scale, with minimal experience leading exhibition design. In the beginning of the process, it was a learning curve navigating communication across five teams, while also ensuring a cohesive design direction was instilled throughout each asset.
We want to explore our relationship to water through a means of redaction and editing in a way that informs us of our treatment of water. Un|Filtered capitalizes on the dualities of purified and unrefined, processed and raw by creating a series of layered scrim that reference the function of a filtration system.
Design + Execution
Using the research on water issues facing Gulf Coast ecologies, six teams from the senior graphic design course presented exhibition proposals with the interpretation of data as the goal. The winning proposal Un|filtered, capitalized on the dualities of purified and polluted, drought and flood, by creating a series of hanging layered scrims that referenced the function of a filtration system. Each scrim, designed by the remaining teams, featured quotes and data around a unique aspect of water issues.
Colton McKinney (project leader)
Andréa Barela (creative director)
Braden Turrentine (project manager)
Yoo-Ell Lee (cinematographer, animator)
University of Houston MFA Creative Writing students
Alexandra Dziedzic (photographer)
Yoo-Ell Lee, Steven Vo, Alexandra Dziedzic, Diego Martinez, Francisco Torres, and Zachary Kozuch (videographers)